Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 6 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 25-12. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 6.5 as they average 107.5 points per contest while giving up 101.1 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 10-28 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 100.0 points per game and surrender 109.4, good for a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-16-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 14-23-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 18-18-1 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 12-25-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/03/19 SF Doug McDermott Ankle is questionable Friday vs Chicago
01/02/19 F Myles Turner Nose is questionable Friday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/20/18 F Bobby Portis Ankle is out indefinitely
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
Victor Oladipo averages 19.6 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Zach Lavine averages 23.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Lauri Markkanen scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 101.1 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Indiana averages 107.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 109.4 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest. Chicago is 30th in the NBA with 100.0 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.4. The Bulls are 7th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Pacers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 5th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Chicago is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana -6 and over 204.5 total points
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